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Monday 3rd September 2018


  • Page 3 - Ferguson sack pressure. Two Tasmanians with firsthand experiences of the state’s health system have joined Labor’s calls for Health Minister Michael Ferguson to go. ONLINE

    Page 3 - Eligible urged to get killer bug shots. Tasmania's public health director has urged those eligible for a free vaccine to “do your bit” to prevent the transmission of meningococcal disease. ONLINE

    Page 19 - Get fit and boost your health and finances.


    Page 7 - Mental health in spotlight.  A senate committee looking into the accessibility of mental health services in regional Australia will visit the state this week. ONLINE

    Page 9 - Cystic fibrosis drug on PBS. Australians fighting the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis will get access to a drug which can extend lives by decades. 

    Page 9 - New case w strain. A 64-year-old man remains in Royal Hobart Hospital in a stable condition after contracting the meningococcal W strain, authorities say. The man from Hobart’s Eastern Shore was confirmed to have meningococcal on Saturday and the strain confirmed Sunday, making him the seventh case inTasmania and the fifth with the W strain.


    Page 8 - Campaign to oust Health Minister. Tasmanian Labor on Sunday continued their sustained attack on Health Minister Michael Ferguson by launching a petition which has called on Premier Will Hodgman to remove him from the portfolio. ONLINE

    Page 9 - Mental health in spotlight. A senate committee looking into the accessibility of mental health services in regional Australia will visit the state this week.

    Page 12 - Cystic fibrosis drug on PBS.  Australians fighting the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis will get access to a drug which can extend lives by decades.

    Page 12 - New case w strain. A 64-year-old man remains in Royal Hobart Hospital in a stable condition after contracting the meningococcal W strain, authorities say. The man from Hobart’s Eastern Shore was confirmed to have meningococcal on Saturday and the strain confirmed Sunday, making him the seventh case inTasmania and the fifth with the W strain.

Friday 31st August 2018


  • Page 1 - Surgery? Go north. Surgeons will offer patients in Hobart the chance to jump public hospital waiting lists — if they are willing to have their operations performed in Launceston or Burnie. ONLINE

    Page 1 - Premier denies lie over sacking. Abortion case court papers reveal claims. Premier Will Hodgman has denied misleading State Parliament over his role in the sacking of Cricket Tasmania staff member Angela Williamson. ONLINE

    ONLINE - ANMF Tasmanian branch secretary Emily Shepherd.  Health unions’ BYO Bed campaign to hit the streets in Launceston to highlight concerns at LGH. Health sector unions are escalating their long-running campaign about a sustained lack of inpatient beds, bed blocking, and ambulance ramping at the Launceston General Hospital. ONLINE


    Page 5 - Premier denies allegation. Premier Will Hodgman has denied an allegation he lied to Angela Williamson when he said he had not raised concerns about her ongoing employment with Cricket Tasmania, as stated in court documents filed with the Federal Court on Thursday. ONLINE

     


    Page 5 - Cancer drug trials on new doc’s radar. Expanding clinical trials for new drugs and conducting cancer research are two goals of the North-West’s newest permanent oncologist. ONLINE

    Page 10  - Premier denies lying. Premier Will Hodgman has denied an allegation he lied to Angela Williamson when he said he had not raised concerns about her ongoing employment with Cricket Tasmania, as stated in court documents filed with the Federal Court on Thursday. ONLINE

     

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